RCI Foundation Scholarship Program
Deadline to apply: February 28, 2019 3:00 pm CST

RCI Foundation has established a scholarship program to assist students currently enrolled in a architecture, engineering, construction or building sciences postsecondary program. Lignes directrices en français

This program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, age,  gender, disability, or national origin.

Applicants of the RCI Foundation Scholarship Program award must be:

  • Current undergraduate or graduate student who has completed a minimum of 24 credit hours and is planning to enroll full-time at an accredited college, university or vocational-technical school for the entire 2019-2020 academic year in an accredited program of architecture, engineering, construction or building sciences leading to a career in the construction or building envelope industry
  • Have a minimum grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale or the equivalent
  • Be a citizen of the United States or Canada attending an accredited school in the United States or Canada

RCI Foundation employees and their family members are not eligible

Robert W. Lyons Award

If selected as a recipient, the student will receive:

  • A $5,000 award
  • Up to four (4) awards will be granted
  • Awards are one-time only, past recipients may not re-apply
  • Awards are for undergraduate study only

Lewis W. Newlan Award

If selected as a recipient, the student will receive:

  • A $2,500 award
  • Up to four (4) awards will be granted
  • This award is not renewable, however recipients may re-apply up to four times in four years provided they meet eligibility requirements
  • Awards are for undergraduate or graduate students

Maximum lifetime award for any recipient is $12,500. A recipient may not be granted both awards in any given year.

Awards can be used for tuition, fees, books and supplies only. Awards may not be deferred.

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:

  • Financial need
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Request for consideration essay

Financial need, as calculated by Scholarship America, must be demonstrated for the student to receive an award.

Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of RCI Foundation play a part in the selection. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.

Notification

Applicants will be notified in April. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of RCI Foundation. Awards will be paid in one installment in early August.

As part of your application, you must upload the following documents:

  1. A current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Unofficial or online transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course and term in which each course was taken
  2. Copy of the first two pages of the most recently filed IRS Form 1040 or T1 General used for the Financial Information section* (Please black out any sensitive data including Social Security/Insurance numbers prior to uploading)

Also as part of your application, two online recommendations provided as letters must be submitted on your behalf.

The recommender must be an adult and cannot be a relative of the applicant.

Your application is not complete unless all required documents are submitted electronically.

*Scholarship America and RCI Foundation recognize and respect your desire for privacy. Please note that information submitted is encrypted, protected and considered confidential. Information is handled only by authorized persons at Scholarship America.

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